He was under the necessity of teaching and translating from the classics, to eke out his scanty means, yet was generally expected to have more time to spare than the idlest
person in the parish, and more money than the richest.
None knew this better than the idlest
boys, who, growing bolder with impunity, waxed louder and more daring; playing odd-or-even under the master's eye, eating apples openly and without rebuke, pinching each other in sport or malice without the least reserve, and cutting their autographs in the very legs of his desk.
In the past he has always had the opinion that the British workers were the idlest
you could imagine.
Naipaul visits the rural district of Coronie, feeling curious about its African-Caribbean inhabitants who are reputed to be "the idlest
people in Surinam" (193).
HUSBANDS in South Wales are the idlest
in the land when it comes to do-it-yourself.